Korean Red Cross

Frequently Asked Questions


1. I’m not fluent in Korean, but I want to volunteer for the Korean Red Cross. What should I do?

Please see our “Volunteer” page here for phone numbers of our local chapters and for particular sets of skills for which our society is in great need. We appreciate your interest in volunteering for us and hope you can find an opportunity that suits your preference.

With that said, it is true that for obvious reasons, you may face limited options if your fluency in Korean is below average.

2. I want to be certified for first aid or lifeguarding or mountain safety, but I’m not fluent in Korean. What should I do?

Please check out our English-based classes here If you do not see any active class, it means that there is no English-based class available at this time. If you wish to take a Korean-based class, please check out the class schedule here.

Please check out our English-based classes here If you do not see any active class, it means that there is no English-based class available at this time. If you wish to take a Korean-based class, please check out the class schedule here.

If you wish to organize English-based group class for more than 15 people, please contact us at
(02) 3705-3746 or jjssgi@redcross.or.kr. If you decide to call, you may need someone who is fluent in Korean to assist you with the communication.

3. Why is this Web site not up-to-date or slower than its Korean equivalent in updating its content?

We apologize for the inconvenience we caused you with our delay in updating the content.

We are afraid, however, that this is something that you will have to get used to. We learned from our past experience that it was simply too labor-intensive and expensive to try to have our Web site in English mimic everything on our official Web site in Korean. To address this dilemma, we decided to purposefully redesign our English Web site, so that it doesn’t require frequent updating.

We therefore kindly ask for your understanding of our limited circumstance.

4. I’m a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and have a family residing in Republic of Korea (or vice versa). I’m in an emergency situation and need to contact my family (or my family in U.S. Armed Forces) immediately. What should I do?

This particular service is provided by American Red Cross and its chapters located inside American military installations worldwide. For more information, please visit American Red Cross’s Web page on this service here.

Korean Red Cross is not involved in the process at all.

5. I heard that Red Cross offers a Restoring Family Links service that allows me to locate missing family members with whom I lost contact. I want to receive this service. What should I do?

If the family member you are looking for resides in North Korea, please contact us at jjy@redcross.or.kr.

If the family member you are looking for does not reside in North Korea, please contact us at
(02) 3705-3664 or a pinter@redcross.or.kr.